[CLOSED] PhD scholarship: Evaluating schools as community hubs

Are you interested in doing a PhD? Come study with us! The Building Connections: Schools As Community Hubs research project is offering a full-time PhD scholarship based at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Deadline 9 December 2019.

Building Connections is investigating how best to plan, design, govern and manage schools to operate successfully as ‘more than a school’, to encourage the development of thriving, resilient and connected communities.

The University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) has been awarded a 3-year Australian Research Council Linkage grant for the project.

The PhD will contribute to the project’s evaluation of the social and economic benefits of community hub schools. Applications are sought from candidates with experience in social science and/or economic research methods. Candidates might have a research, evaluation  or industry background, and an understanding of education policy would be beneficial.

The PhD will be hosted within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. The successful candidate will collaborate with a cohort of other PhD candidates associated with the project and based in Melbourne University’s Architecture, Building and Planning Faculty and RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research. A collaborative and supportive team research environment will help develop the candidate as an effective researcher within and across these discipline specialisations.

The candidate’s main supervisor will be Professor Janet Clinton, evaluator and educator and Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation and of the International Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub at MGSE. The candidate will join a team of leading learning environments researchers including Dr Ben Cleveland (Lead Chief Investigator), Dr Ian McShane, A/Prof Clare Newton and Prof Janet Clinton (Chief Investigators), Dr Sianan Healy (Project Coordinator), and Philippa Chandler (Research Fellow).

The scholarship includes a living stipend of $30,600 (tax free) per annum.

Expressions of interest will be accepted until Monday 9 December 2019.

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